Drama

DRMA-117: Technical Theatre I, Credits = 1 - 5
The current play production is used as a lab course with practical application covering fundamentals of scene construction, costuming, scene painting, sound and lighting operation. Formerly THEA 117.

DRMA-118: Technical Theatre II, Credits = 1 - 5
The current play production is used as a lab course with practical application covering fundamentals of scene construction, costuming, scene painting, sound and lighting operation. Formerly THEA 118.

DRMA-119: Technical Theatre III, Credits = 1 - 5
The current play production is used as a lab course with practical application covering fundamentals of scene construction, costuming, scene painting, sound and lighting operation. Formerly THEA 119.

DRMA-151: Beginning Acting I, Credits = 3
Introduction to acting techniques and beginning characterization through improvisation. Student required to furnish personal rehearsal clothes. Formerly THEA 151.

DRMA-152: Beginning Acting II, Credits = 3
Introduction to script analysis, scene study, and audition/monologue preparation. Students will further explore acting technique. Instruction in physical and vocal technique and a unit in theatrical makeup application are included. Work in improvisation continues. The student will complete the course with a public performance of a monologue and scene at the end of the quarter. Prerequisite: DRMA 151 or instructor permission. Formerly THEA 152.

DRMA-153: Beginning Acting III, Credits = 3
For advanced beginners. Continuing scene study and monologue work. Students will be challenged with more difficult material and will further explore acting technique with an emphasis on physical and vocal technique. The student will complete the course with a public performance of a monologue and scene at the end of the quarter. Prerequisite: DRMA 152 or instructor permission. Formerly THEA 153.

DRMA-154: Acting-Summer Musical I, Credits = 1 - 5
Designed to train students in the dramatic techniques appropriate to large stage, outdoor musical productions. Formerly THEA 154.

DRMA-155: Acting-Summer Musical II, Credits = 1 - 5
Designed to train students in the dramatic techniques appropriate to large stage, outdoor musical productions. Formerly THEA 155.

DRMA-156: Acting-Summer Musical III, Credits = 1 - 5
Designed to train students in the dramatic techniques appropriate to large stage, outdoor musical productions. Formerly THEA 156.

DRMA-160: Acting for Film, Credits = 5
Emphasizes training for the naturalistic portrayal of character; the most frequent style used in film. Teaches both the art and craft of acting through the use of a variety of techniques ranging from theory as well as technically oriented exercises designed to calibrate performance for camera. Recommended: DRMA 151.

DRMA-188: Children's Theatre, Credits = 1 - 5
Designed for students aged nine years and older, to provide them an opportunity to rehearse and perform a full-length play for the public. Formerly THEA 188.

DRMA-190: Play Production I, Credits = 1 - 5
Applied study in acting, stage lighting and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 190.

DRMA-191: Play Production II, Credits = 1 - 5
Applied study in acting, stage lighting and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 191.

DRMA-192: Play Production III, Credits = 1 - 5
Applied study in acting, stage lighting and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 192.

DRMA-195: Touring Theatre I, Credits = 3
A play for children will be cast, rehearsed, and performed in the schools of the four-county area. This show will also be presented in the WWCC theater several times. Rehearsals typically begin during fall quarter; performances occur during the middle part of winter quarter. Formerly THEA 195.

DRMA-196: Touring Theatre II, Credits = 3
A play for children will be cast, rehearsed, and performed in the schools of the four-county area. This show will also be presented in the WWCC theater several times. Rehearsals typically begin during fall quarter; performances occur during the middle part of winter quarter. Formerly THEA 196.

DRMA-197: Touring Theatre III, Credits = 3
A play for children will be cast, rehearsed, and performed in the schools of the four-county area. This show will also be presented in the WWCC theater several times. Rehearsals typically begin during fall quarter; performances occur during the middle part of winter quarter. Formerly THEA 197.

DRMA-215: Set Design, Credits = 1 - 5
Learn rudiments of set design using current production as lab situation. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 215.

DRMA-217: Technical Theatre IV, Credits = 1 - 5
The current play production is used as a lab course with practical application covering fundamentals of scene construction, costuming, scene painting, and sound and lighting operation. Formerly THEA 217.

DRMA-218: Technical Theatre V, Credits = 1 - 5
The current play production is used as a lab course with practical application covering fundamentals of scene construction, costuming, scene painting, and sound and lighting operation. Formerly THEA 218.

DRMA-219: Technical Theatre VI, Credits = 1 - 5
The current play production is used as a lab course with practical application covering fundamentals of scene construction, costuming, scene painting, and sound and lighting operation. Formerly THEA 219.

DRMA-220: Introduction to Costumes for the Stage, Credits = 1 - 5
Basic skills used in costuming theatrical productions: sewing, serging, simple construction. Student may also serve on costume crew for a production. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 220.

DRMA-221: Costumes for the Stage-Construction, Credits = 1 - 5
Intermediate costume construction focusing on patterns, drafting, fitting, alterations of costumes for a specific production, and complex or special construction techniques. Formerly THEA 221.

DRMA-222: Costumes for the Stage-Management, Credits = 1 - 5
Practical course in managing costumes with emphasis on production jobs. Student will serve on the costume crew for a major theatrical production. Formerly THEA 222.

DRMA-223: Elements of Costume Design, Credits = 1 - 5
Theatrical and practical aspects of designing costumes for theatrical productions. Formerly THEA 223.

DRMA-225: Representative Plays, Credits = 5
A study of plays representative of historical periods from the ancient Greeks to modern times as an introduction to the literature and arts of the theater. Formerly THEA 225.

DRMA-226: Asian Plays, Credits = 5
A survey of Asian theatre including Japanese: Kabuki Nah, Kyogen and Bunraku; Chinese opera, Taiwanese folk legends and puppetry; Korean dance drama; Indonesian puppets, Wayang Kolet, Wayang Galek and Thai dance drama. Formerly THEA 226.

DRMA-251: Intermediate Acting I, Credits = 3
This is the first quarter of second year acting for the serious drama student. A more creative response will be required in individual sessions and in mandatory plays. Prerequisite: DRMA 153 or instructor permission. Formerly THEA 251.

DRMA-252: Intermediate Acting II, Credits = 3
Designed for the more advanced drama student. A series of audition pieces suitable for use in auditioning for the professional theater will be prepared. These will cover at least four different types of pieces; that is, comic, serious, musical, classical, etc. At the end of the quarter the student will present two contrasting pieces as a program. Prerequisite: DRMA 251 or instructor permission. Formerly THEA 252.

DRMA-253: Intermediate Acting III, Credits = 3
In the third quarter of the second year of acting courses, the students will apply the techniques they have learned. Comprehensive analysis of character roles will be presented in scene work. Prerequisite: DRMA 252 or instructor permission. Formerly THEA 253.

DRMA-270: Stage Management, Credits = 3
The manager guides the cast through the rehearsal and production of the current play. Formerly THEA 270.

DRMA-271: Directing, Credits = 3
Direct students in acting in assigned scenes. The student will also assist the instructor in directing assigned scenes in the current production. Formerly THEA 271.

DRMA-272: Intermediate Directing, Credits = 3
The beginning and intermediate directing students will direct students in acting in assigned scenes. The student will also assist the instructor in directing assigned scenes in the current production. Formerly THEA 272.

DRMA-273: Advanced Directing, Credits = 3
The advanced directing student will direct, with supervision, a play to be presented to the public. Formerly THEA 273.

DRMA-275: Special Projects in Costuming-Construction, Credits = 1 - 5
Advanced costume construction for major theater production. Students may be responsible for a group of costumes or supervise a construction crew. Formerly THEA 275.

DRMA-276: Special Projects in Costuming-Design, Credits = 1 - 5
Students will design costumes for a small production or a group of costumes for a large play. Students will supervise construction of their designs. This course is intended as the culmination of costume courses at WWCC. Formerly THEA 276.

DRMA-281: Beginning Playwriting, Credits = 5
Introduces students to the elements, art and discipline of playwriting, by exploration of established works and creation of original one-act plays, scenes and monologues. By the course's conclusion, students will have completed a revised draft of a one-act play, and hear a scene from their plays read in a public performance. Designed as an introduction to the process of playwriting. The emphasis is on the exploration of a range of techniques and tools available to the playwright. Through the completion and discussion of a series of writing exercises the class will examine the various elements of playwriting. The way that these elements may be combined to create plays will be explored in the writing of several short plays, and ultimately, in the drafting a longer work. Prerequisite: ENGL 097 or instructor permission. [H]

DRMA-290: Play Production IV, Credits = 1 - 5
Second year of applied study in acting, stage lighting, scenery and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 290.

DRMA-291: Play Production V, Credits = 1 - 5
Second year of applied study in acting, stage lighting, scenery and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 291.

DRMA-292: Play Production VI, Credits = 1 - 5
Second year of applied study in acting, stage lighting, scenery and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 292.

DRMA-295: Touring Theater II, Credits = 3
A play for children will be cast, rehearsed, and performed in the schools of the four-county area. This show will also be presented in the WWCC theater several times. Rehearsals typically begin during fall quarter; performances occur during the middle part of winter quarter. Formerly THEA 295.

DRMA-296: Touring Theatre V, Credits = 3
A play for children will be cast, rehearsed, and performed in the schools of the four-county area. This show will also be presented in the WWCC theater several times. Rehearsals typically begin during fall quarter; performances occur during the middle part of winter quarter. Formerly THEA 296.

DRMA-297: Touring Theatre VI, Credits = 3
A play for children will be cast, rehearsed, and performed in the schools of the four-county area. This show will also be presented in the WWCC theater several times. Rehearsals typically begin during fall quarter; performances occur during the middle part of winter quarter. Formerly THEA 297.

DRMA-298: Special Topics, Credits = 1
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard theatre arts curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience. Formerly THEA 298.

DRMA-299: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 5
For students interested in working on projects in design, acting, directing, stage management, playwriting, etc. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 299.